raise your hand

Tutoring in Williamson County Schools

Raise Your Hand recruits volunteer tutors for students performing below the state standard.
Our tutors work in the classroom after school helping teachers with first- through fourth-grade students who are struggling with reading and math. Participation is completely free for students and includes snacks and transportation home.

Raise Your Hand partners with administrators and teachers at Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District to implement tutoring sessions in participating schools. Teachers and volunteers partner to listen to, coach and mentor each child to success.

For the 2020-2021 school year, volunteers provided 16 weeks of virtual tutoring services to support in-person learning. Service capacity was reduced to 52% to ensure the safety for all participants with CDC recommendations implemented.

Volunteer to be a Tutor

As a volunteer tutor, you can help a child while adding a broad range of skills to your resume. Tutoring is extremely flexible and works around your availability.

Volunteers commit to one hour per week for up to 10 weeks, assisting teachers with reading assignments and tutoring students individually or in small-group sessions. In partnership with Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District, teachers guide volunteers through the tutoring process. No teaching experience is required, and training is provided.

we’re seeing results

251

Students received tutoring during out-of-school time due to COVID

12

Elementary schools participated

90%

Of students improved their reading skills

93%

Of students improved in math